Details for John W. Lane

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5113013055


Marker Number 13055
Atlas Number 5113013055
Marker Title John W. Lane
Index Entry Lane, John W.
Address 1400 Marilla
City Dallas
County Dallas
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 706219
UTM Northing 3628697
Subject Codes railroad; newspapers; state official
Marker Year 2004
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark No
Marker Location Masonic section of Pioneer Cemetery
Private Property No
Marker Condition In Situ
Marker Size grave marker
Marker Text Kentucky native John W. Lane (1835-1888) was a member of Tannehill Lodge No. 52 AF&AM. Trained as a printer, he came to Dallas in 1859 and worked for the Dallas Herald newspaper. He married Elizabeth Crutchfield in 1860 and the next year joined the 18th Texas Cavalry to serve in the Civil War. Upon returning to Dallas, Lane was elected mayor. He resigned to become personal secretary to Gov. James Throckmorton. As State Representative (1869-1872), Lane ensured the future development of Dallas by amending legislation in 1871 that changed the route of the Texas and Pacific Railroad. Recorded - 2004

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